We are seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor. The SMART4TBMonitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Advisor will be responsible for overall development and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan for a 5-year award to accelerate tuberculosis (TB) research and policy. The M&E Advisor will provide expertise and insight for developing approaches to routine monitoring and evaluation of process and impact data and develop protocols and tools for quality assurance, in collaboration with the data team. This position will work closely with SMART4TB leadership teams and data teams to incorporate monitoring tools into study data platforms. In addition, the M&E Advisor will develop automated approaches to routine monitoring and quality assurance, create checklists and program-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and follow up on the quality improvement report recommendations to ensure effective and timely responses to address identified challenges and gaps. This is a grant-funded position through July 2027 contingent on the Agency's continued support throughout the duration of the project period
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) project. SMART4TB, a five-year $200 million initiative, to identify more effective methods and tools for finding, treating, and preventing tuberculosis (TB) in 24 priority countries for TB programming. This initiative will build research capacity in high TB burden countries by supporting studies that evaluate novel approaches, interventions, and tools to combat TB–including diagnostic tests, new treatment drugs and regimens, socioeconomic and health system challenges, methods to interrupt TB transmission, and TB vaccines readiness and delivery. Led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the SMART4TB international consortium partners are University of California, San Francisco, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Treatment Action Group, Perinatal HIV Research Unit (South Africa), YR Gaitonde Medical, Educational and Research Foundation (India), Walimu (Uganda), Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, and Victory Network (Vietnam).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develop an overall strategy for routine monitoring and evaluation of process and impact data, and develop M&E systems and procedures that can be adapted according to local capacity and requirements.
Adapt the strategy into SMART4TB Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (MEL) using USAID's template, in concert with leadership and data teams.
Assist the Senior Manager for Clinical Coordination with data audits and gathering of electronic files and data, per USAID requirements.
Serve as technical lead for partners and regional hubs in implementation of the MEL plan.
Develop the Project Management Plan sections for quality improvement approaches towards meeting deliverables in SMART4TB's strategic plan, and engaging all partners in advancement towards the project's Strategic Vision.
Define key performance indicators and monitor them throughout the life of the project.
Together with the Data Management team, prepare performance indicators updates before dedicated meetings.
Assist in establishing overall strategic project benchmarks at the start of SMART4TB, and advise the Senior Management Team on recommended changes to targets.
Coordinate closely with the Deputy Project Director and Senior Manager for Clinical Operations to develop risk assessments and contribute to SMART4TB's risks assessments and reviews.
In coordination with project leadership, propose strategies to promote the use of key performance indicators to inform yearly research agenda setting processes.
In coordination with the JHU technical area leads, guide the documentation process for best practices and lessons learned in each SMART4TB technical area and provide templates for sharing improvements with countries, regional hubs, and USAID offices and teams.
Support the Project Officer and Deputy Project Director in management of the project information network, including contributions to developing and maintaining a dashboard of indicators and dissemination of status on a regular basis to all partners.
Coordinate closely with TA leads on all reporting requirements related to the MEL plan, including technical area leads and regional hub leaders.
Contribute to project documents such as Annual Reports, Quarterly reports, evidence briefs, training curricula, clinical guidance, provider job aids, and other knowledge management products.
Master's Degree in Public Health or related field.
Three years of progressively responsible related work experience, preferably monitoring and evaluation in research and/or public health organization.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Three years' experience in a technical role for monitoring and evaluation in research and/or public health organizations.
Leadership experience in developing M&E plans for large international public health projects.
Knowledge and experience in developing risk assessments and key performance indicators.
Technical expertise in M&E, including deep knowledge of frameworks and tool development.
Knowledge and/or experience in design and conduct of clinical trials.
Proven ability to collaborate with multilevel stakeholders.
Knowledge and experience of results-based management strongly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills strongly preferred.
Ability to travel 10% of the time.
Excellent written and oral English language skills.
Familiarity with Office 365 products, experience with data analytics and visualization a plus.
Classified Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Remote Department name: SOM DOM ID TB Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
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